University of Southern Queensland USQ

Associate Degree of Biomedical Sciences

University of Southern Queensland USQ

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)

Complete a range of courses in human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, immunology, cell and molecular biology, nutrition and biochemistry and gain an understanding of what it is like to work in research and clinical science laboratories. Experience hands-on learning in laboratory-based residential schools or fortnightly labs for most of the first-year courses and laboratory-based residential schools supported by online or on campus learning in your second year. Graduates have employment opportunities as a university and secondary school science laboratory technician or technical assistant in a public or private research laboratory. You will have contemporary laboratory skills to assist in roles in both research and teaching laboratories. Are you a secondary school science teacher? Use this degree to upskill or enhance your employment opportunities.

Structure

16 units of study (8 core and 8 biomed science courses)

Standard entry requirements

ATAR 62.70. Assumed knowledge: English and General Mathematics. Recommended prior study: either Biology (Units 3 & 4, C), Chemistry (Units 3 & 4, C), or Science (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent.

Study pathways

After completing the Associate Degree of Biomedical Sciences, you have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online
  • ATAR: 62.70
Yes
  • Part-time : 4 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years
Toowoomba
  • ATAR: 62.70
Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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